Greater Palm Springs Drinks and Dining – What is open and where you can dream to go soon

By the time we all get out of Covid-19 lockdown and can move free of fear, it may feel like the Roaring 20s all over again. You might want to hug a stranger, dance in the streets, or scream for freedom. Get to know Greater Palm Springs by sipping your way around the destination’s 9 distinct cities. Many establishments offer outdoor seatings, patios, gardens, rooftops, … Continue reading Greater Palm Springs Drinks and Dining – What is open and where you can dream to go soon

Sunday Funday brunch at LOCALA inside the Mayfair Hotel

Inside the revamped historic 1926 Mayfair Hotel in the emerging Westlake neighborhood of Downtown Los Angeles, find an indulgent brunch at LOCALA Kitchen + Bar. Pass the stunning grandiose light-filtering foyer with original 1926 columns and bravado art from well-known street artists to enter LOCALA. This mid-century mod restaurant comes with reasonable prices, more than most brunch spots in LA. Helmed by Wolfgang Puck protégé … Continue reading Sunday Funday brunch at LOCALA inside the Mayfair Hotel

Yours Truly debuts lunch in Venice

Yours Truly considered one of Los Angeles’s best new restaurants of 2019 by Los Angeles Magazine, expands to weekday lunch in 2020. Helmed by Executive Chef/Partner Vartan Abgaryan, this newcomer to Abbot Kinney known for its seasonal modern California cuisine for dinner and brunch is now open on Venice Beach for a daytime feast Monday – Friday from 11:30 – 2:30 pm. Chef Abgaryan who … Continue reading Yours Truly debuts lunch in Venice

Eat Your Veggies

At this Studio City location on Cahuenga, eat the veggie rainbow in the shadows of Universal Studios.  This vegetable-centric eatery called Vegetable changes its menu with the season and boasts guilt-free comfort food meant to be shared. You won’t find fake meats here! Grilled spicy sweet potato sticks arrive in a skillet with a kick of maple candied jalapeno pepper while the butternut squash toast … Continue reading Eat Your Veggies

Top 4 lunch dishes to devour at WOOD Silver Lake

Next to Osen Izakaya and Silver Lake Ramen, stands corner-side bright and airy Italian restaurant WOOD Silver Lake serving wood-fired Neapolitan pies, veggies, and salads. Owner Erik Martirosyan made his way to America from Armenia and Russia. Turns out the Oscars pizza delivery guy was his brother Edgar (the other owner) who earned 7.5 minutes of fame by delivering pizzas to the Oscars and then was subsequently summoned to … Continue reading Top 4 lunch dishes to devour at WOOD Silver Lake

Lunching at Granville West Hollywood

Granville was an unexpected lunch success, just a stone’s throw away from Cedar’s Sinai (and behind my old home) located in the old Jerry’s Deli on Beverly between Robertson and La Cienega. The sleek modern venue with outdoor seating quickly filled up inside on a steamy hot LA summer day after we arrived at noon. Everything we ordered was exceptionally fresh. Inspired by his travels … Continue reading Lunching at Granville West Hollywood

Luna Grill, healthy Mediterranean on-the-go

Get your quick fix of quality Mediterranean food on-the-go at Luna Grill in many LA locations. Choose from salad bowls with feta, signature kabob plates, gourmet salads, appetizers including hummus and falafel, wraps, desserts, craft beer and wine. Naturally flavored sodas from Blue Sky are a win-win with flavors like mandarin lime and orange mango.     Their new Better Beet Bowl features organic spring mix, … Continue reading Luna Grill, healthy Mediterranean on-the-go

Regarding The Henry

The overhaul of Robertson Plaza is off to a great start. In addition to a Blue Bottle Cafe, the space also now boasts a chic new eatery. The former site of The Newsroom is now occupied by The Henry, an elegant all-day dining locale and watering hole (that could be interpreted as an “all-day watering hole,” which would be entirely too self-revealing…). Located on Robertson … Continue reading Regarding The Henry

Casual Lunch Spots in Los Angeles

This article was first posted in Resident Magazine online, July 2017. Sometimes you want fast food, but delicious quick lunch options because you don’t have time to pack your own. Los Angeles does an excellent job satisfying hunger pains and keeping taste buds aroused with casual and convenient lunch spots, some coming more with a side of guilt than others. Try one of these restaurants … Continue reading Casual Lunch Spots in Los Angeles